Protest at Parimpora after ‘custodial killing’ rumour

MAJID NABI. Dated: 11/22/2017 12:00:48 AM

SRINAGAR, Nov 21: Protests erupted at Parimpora area on the city outskirts after a rumour about custodial death of a youth who was arrested by the police during shootout at Zakura last week started making rounds on all social networking sites including “Facebook and WhatsApp” on Tuesday.
Hundreds of youth amid pro freedom and anti India slogans took to the main road and staged demonstrations to protest.
The protesting youth according to witnesses accused police of capturing innocent people under fabricated charges and later kill them in the custody.
Sources, however, disclosed that some unknown rumor mongers posted fake news about the custodial killing of Tawseef Ahmad who was arrested by police during a shootout at Zukura last week.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, Imtiyaz Ismail Parray said Tawseef is safe and alive in police custody. "This is a mischief done by some trouble mongers. We have called Tawseef’s parents and they will meet him shortly at police station. Strict actions will be taken against the rumor mongers," he said.
Pertinent to mention here that a Sub-Inspector rank police official an SPO and a militant were killed at Zakura Hazratbal after militants managed to give slip to the government forces who had conducted a Cordon and Search Operation in the area triggering a shootout.
Parvaiz Ahmad alias Mugees a militant belonging to ISIS offshoot Ansar-Ghazawatul Hind was seriously injured in retaliatory fire by police whose dead body was later handed over to his family by his colleagues.
A police sub-Inspector Imran Ahmad Tak of Udhampur district was also injured who later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital, Suhail Ahmad and police cop also sustained injuries in the shootout however he is out of now.



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